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MAJOR GENERAL STEPHEN A. CLARK

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Maj. Gen. Stephen Clark is the Director of Programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He leads a staff of military and civilians in the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of the Air Force Program across the Future Years Defense Plan and maintains the integrity and discipline of the Air Force Corporate Structure process.
 
General Clark was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program in 1986 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Staff tours during his 32 years of active duty service include, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, chief operations requirements, executive officer to both the AFSOC vice commander and commander, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, chief of SOF contingency plans and programs, senior USSOCOM LNO to the National Counterterrorism Center, and Headquarters AFSOC Director of Plan, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, Deputy Commanding General Joint Special Operations Command, and Director Force Structure Requirements, Resources and Analysis (J8) USSOCOM. Command assignments include; Commander 4th Special Operations Squadron, Commander CFSOCC CJSOAC, and Commander 27th Special Operations Wing.

General Clark is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in 13 aircraft.  He has flown combat missions in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq.

EDUCATION
1986 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1991 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., distinguished graduate
1996 Master's degree in Public Administration, Troy State University, Fla.
2000 Master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 Senior Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2009 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville
2010 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 1987 - December 1988, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas, distinguished Graduate
2. December 1988 - April 1992, T-37 Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and Assistant Operations Officer, 35th Flight Training Squadron, Reese AFB, Texas
3. April 1992 - May 1997, AC-130H Pilot, Instructor/Evaluator pilot, Chief of Current Operations, Chief of Safety, Chief Pilot, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
4.  May 1997 - February 1998, Chief, Operations Requirements, AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
5. March 1998 - August 1999, Executive Officer to the Commander and Vice Commander, AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
6. August 1999 - July 2000, Student, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R.I.
7. July 2000 - June 2002, Chief, Contingency Operations Plans and Programs, Air Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. June 2002 - April 2004, Operations Officer, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
9. April 2004 - July 2005, Commander, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
10. July 2005 - July 2006, National Defense Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
11. July 2006 - August 2007, Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Balad, Iraq
12. August 2007 - May 2009, USSOCOM Special Operations Support Team Chief, National Counter Terrorism Center, Washington, D.C.
13. May 2009 - July 2011, Commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon AFB, N.M.
14. July 2011 - July 2012, Director, Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
15. July 2012 – July 2014, Deputy Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
16.  August 2014 – August 2016, Director of Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments for Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
17. December 2016 – present, Director of Programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2006 - August 2007, Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Balad, Iraq
2. August 2007 - May 2009, USSOCOM Special Operations Support Team Chief, National Counter Terrorism Center, Washington, D.C.
3. July 2012 – July 2014, Deputy Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
4. August 2014-August 2016, Director of Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments for Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: command pilot
Flight Hours: 3,300
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, AT-38, C-130 E/H/EC, AC-130H/U, PC-12, M-28, Q-200, Doe-328, CV-22

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Gallant Unit Citation

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 13, 1986
First Lieutenant October 25, 1988
Captain October 25, 1990
Major July 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2001
Colonel March 1, 2006
Brigadier General September 2, 2011
Major General November 7, 2014

(Current as of August 2018)

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